Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Nfc Quake Is Seattle Rolling Along

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Nfc Quake Is Seattle Rolling Along

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Seattle Seahawks fans rocked CenturyLink Field so hard Monday night in a game against the New Orleans Saints that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game.

A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded on Michael Bennett's 22- yard fumble return for a touchdown en route to a 34-7 victory. The game registered on nearby seismic instruments several other times.

Fans also made record noise Monday, setting the Guinness World Record for loudest outdoor sports stadium noise at 137.6 decibels. The Seahawks became the first team to clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs.


Linebacker Travis Lewis was suspended for the final four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance- enhancing substances.


Cincinnati brought back offensive tackle Dennis Roland, adding to their depth on their injury-depleted line. Left guard Clint Boling has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and was put him on injured reserve. Cincinnati is considering sliding left tackle Andrew Whitworth into Boling's spot and using Anthony Collins at left tackle, his best position.


New York placed kick returner-wide receiver Josh Cribbs on injured reserve and signed former Tennessee kick returner Darius Reynaud to replace him. Coach Rex Ryan said that Cribbs' injury appears to be "pretty serious."


Battered and bruised at quarterback, Cleveland has gotten a little healthier. With Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell recovering from concussions, the Browns signed quarterback Caleb Hanie. The Browns considered adding Hanie to their roster last week, but decided to sign Alex Tanney off Dallas' practice squad. Hanie spent four years backing up Jay Cutler in Chicago and was third on Denver's depth chart in 2012 behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. Hanie was signed as a free agent by Baltimore in April and was with the club in training camp before he was released in August. …

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